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|19 weeks 3 days ago||Let me clarify. Ryan WAS the||
Let me clarify. Ryan WAS the exception given his ridiculous strikeout rate. Most other pitchers did not throw nearly as hard back then. In good old 1975, the average strikeout rate per nine innings was 5.0; in 2015 it was 7.8. I know there are a lot of variables here, but there is a strong correlation between fastball speed and strikeout rate.
Don't get me wrong; I don't think throwing harder means pitching better. And I also think the pitch count focus can go too far. But if teams are going to push their pitchers to throw harder, than extra attention to fatigue - especially with younger pitchers - makes sense.
Or we could just make it easier for everyone to obtain steroids again, which can really help with muscle recovery.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Old-school pitchers used to||
Old-school pitchers used to pitch more, but they also did not pitch as well. They could not throw the ball as hard consistently, which is in part why their strikeout totals were much lower than they are now (the other part is hitters becoming more selective and hitting for power rather than contact).
Nolan Ryan is the exception that proves the rule. And he was also a reliever for the early part of his major league career, so his initial pitch counts were actually pretty low.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Spartans?||
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe not. The Supreme Court||
Maybe not. The Supreme Court is pretty old. This is morbid, but the next term may involve three appointments BESIDES the position formerly filled by Scalia.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||OK, this one's a little over||
OK, this one's a little over the top.
Just kidding! Repeat bangs!!
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I bang thee.||
I bang thee.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||1. The 1997 OSU game and its||
1. The 1997 OSU game and its aftermath. I rank this #1 even though some drunken bastard fell from the tree outside the President's house and landed about 20 feet from me. As I recall, he was saved by a combination of (a) his inebriation, (b) quick-thinking students placing mattresses at the base of the tree, and (c) his hitting every branch on the way down.
2. UTL I.
3. Taking my kids to their first Michigan game last year, and having them hear Jake Butt's name announced for the first time.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Very gouda.||
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Possible Guests||
Everyone who is still alive from The Battle of the Network Stars
David Bowie (surprise!)
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Needs a Rip Taylor appearance.||
Needs a Rip Taylor appearance.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Congratulations, Brian!||
Congratulations, Brian! Being a dad rocks.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||How come nobody ever links to||
How come nobody ever links to the Player Haters Tribune?
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Gary is the Anti-Harbaugh.||
Gary is the Anti-Harbaugh.
|34 weeks 1 hour ago||Whatever. Wake me up when||
Whatever. Wake me up when Sloppy Secondz are back together.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||I can remember stories about||
I can remember stories about Brian Griese doing the same thing, too.
Michigan football players love to get drunk and punch windows, apparently.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you.||
And why in the hell is Cook a lock for the first round of the NFL draft? 57% completion rating, and decent-not-great passing yards despite being surrounded by excellent coaching and teammates (not talking character here) - how is this special?
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Our baby's all grown up.||
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Everyone on this thread||
Everyone on this thread deserves an upvote.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Smith||
Dollars to doughnuts Smith's ankle is hindering his ability to make cuts, something that he was not great at to begin with. He really should play as little as possible this week, if at all. Captain Obvious, I know, but ankle injuries are easily exacerbated.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||That's funny: Urban must have||
That's funny: Urban must have moved the "NO" down a line from where it used to be.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||There's nothing worse than||
There's nothing worse than having a bad taste in your butt.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||I caught the tail-end of the||
I caught the tail-end of the Ode to Joy performance on BTN, and it was awesome. It sounded great, and what a perfect song for yesterday!
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Totally. I don't know why||
Totally. I don't know why people think college football is the sport of hillbilly wannabees.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||2011 was just a way of making||
2011 was just a way of making the next three years even more of a dong punch.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||No, I think it's the Rampage||
No, I think it's the Rampage at Alabama Splash Adventure.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Nope, I'm pretty sure that||
Nope, I'm pretty sure that was the feedback problem.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
You may want to edit the title of your post, though.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||There should be a duel. Somebody has to go.||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Right on.||
The Old-Fashioned Fatty at Schwartz's is a thing of beauty.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Combien de fleur de lis???||
Combien de fleur de lis???